STOCKTON — For colleges and universities throughout the Central Valley, managing water during the drought is a balancing act. How do they do their part to conserve this diminishing resource while keeping campuses presentable?
Colleges say the visual impact of a campus, drought or not, is important to potential students who are deciding where to go to school.
“The challenge with this campus, is the balance we try to strike between the general campus aesthetic and the governor’s water edict, said UC Merced Facilities Management Senior Mechanical Engineer Jim Brugger.
Like parks and golf courses, colleges have expanses of lawn and landscaping. Many are well known for their campus greenery... Read More